Found Object: Letter to the M.A. Class of 2022

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Location: The bulletin board in ECS 007, one of the large GTA office spaces.
Object: Handwritten letter to the rising second-year grad students — the M.A. class of 2022 — from Katherine Dubke (MA ’21).
Observations: 1) Since March 2020 and the unusual and challenging months of remote teaching and learning, a few GTAs continued, with appropriate safety precautions, to use ECS office space. While in ECS 007 and ECS 008 to pack up her own office space, Katherine Dubke added a note to the letter posted in May 2020 by Katie Cline (MA ’20), the elected 2019-2020 SAGE President.  2) Pointing to Katie’s letter, Katherine suggests that “This should become a tradition,” and then offers a letter.

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Location: The bulletin board in ECS 007, one of the large GTA office spaces.
Object: Handwritten letter to the rising second-year grad students — the M.A. class of 2022 — from Katherine Dubke (MA ’21).
Observations: 1) We’re grateful for the community that supports our graduate students during celebrations and during difficult times — through notes like Katherine’s and in many other ways. 2) Like Katherine, we hope the upcoming academic year is one of joy for the Class of ’22, as well as for our incoming graduate students and all of the students in our classes.  Even as we collectively and individually face the health challenges of COVID and other hurdles large and small, we’re eager to dive into explorations of language, narrative, and form and to find joy in that work.

Be sure to watch for some additional updates during the weeks ahead, as we wrap up the summer and prepare for the fall semester, and we’ll be back with our twice-weekly posts when the semester resumes at the end of August!

Karin Westman, Department Head

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